On Thursday (24/3), Elex Media and Level Comic Editors’ social media account has posted half of the cover for an upcoming manga that will be released in Indonesia, asking their follower to guess the manga title. It only took about a few minutes before a follower answered that it is the cover of the Tari Tari manga adaptation.

Based on an anime series with the same name, Tari Tari tells the story of five high school students, Konatsu Miyamoto, Wakana Sakai, Sawa Okita, Taichi Tanaka, and Atsuhiro “Wien” Maeda. Each year, their school held a special recital event in which music students can showcase their musical talent. Miyamoto wants to join the event, but her school’s vice-principal has prohibited her from participating because she screwed up the previous year’s event. That is why rather than joining the school’s choir team, she tries to make her own music club. However, creating a music club is never that easy.

Tari Tari Japanese cover
© SQUARE ENIX / © Tari Tari Project

The original Tari Tari anime was produced by P.A Works and aired in Japan from July 1 to September 23, 2012. Evergreen is credited as the original creator, while Masakazu Hashimoto directed and wrote the script. A manga adaptation, illustrated by Tomiyaki Kagisora, was serialized in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine between June 2012 to November 2012. In Indonesia, the anime was streamed in the Indonesian streaming service Ponimu.

Elex Media Komputindo is a comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia Group. The publisher releases licensed foreign comics, including manga, and also Indonesian comics. Since 2005, Elex Media also published comics that were intended for adult audiences under the new imprint called Level Comics.

The Indonesian Anime Times.

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